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Growing Green: Ground Cover for Rough Sites


Do you have that weedy spot in your garden where grass just refuses to grow? Maybe it’s too shady or too steep or too rocky.  What to do before weeds take over? Why not try a tough, hardy ground cover?

A ground cover is a plant which forms a low growing, dense mat that covers the soil surface. Ground covers are ideal for sites that are hard to mow, under the shade of mature trees with protruding roots; in shady spots or in full sun.

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Robin Trott

Robin Trott is a Horticulture Educator with University of Minnesota Extension.